James “Jim” Edward Scott, Mannford resident, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2009 in Tulsa at the age of 74 years.
The son of the late Kenneth Scott and Florene Humble Scott, Jim was born on July 4, 1935 in Guthrie where he was also reared and educated, graduating from Guthrie High School.
Jim joined the United States Marine Corps on January 27, 1954 and served until his honorable discharge on January 17, 1956. He was united in marriage to Wanda Davis on July 12, 1956 in Stillwater where they resided until moving to Hugo in 1970, Tulsa in 1971 and later residing in Mannford where they currently reside.
Jim had worked for over 42 years with telephone communications, having worked for Lucent Technology for 29 years and self employed for 13 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Consistory at Guthrie; a member of the Shriner’s, where he was active in participating with the Shriners Hospital; and was an avid O.S.U. sports fan.
Survivors include his wife of over 53 years, Wanda, of the home; two sons, Roger Bird and his wife Victoria of Galveston, TX and David Cottrell and his wife Linda of Amarillo, TX; one brother, Charles S. Scott of Tulsa; one sister-in-law, Joy McLean of Mannford; three grandchildren, Scott, Brad and Sandy; five great-grandchildren, Seth, Andrew Jack, Andrew Joseph, Jonathan and Anna; three nieces, Louan Wood and her husband Danny who also had been his caregiver, Marsha Phillips and Monte Dunkin; one nephew, Rod Davis and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. in the First Baptist Church in Mannford with Pastor James P. Beck and Associate Pastor Joe Taylor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing.
Serving as casketbearers will be Scott Sloan, Roger Spears, Roger Bird, Rod Davis, Larry Chandler and Roy Thomas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
You may share your condolences with the Scott family at www.davisfh.net.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Cushing.